Draft DPP 2020: Post-Contract Management

Redrafting the chapter on post-contract management, expatiating the concept of contract operating officers and clearly defining their role and responsibilities vis-à-vis the other agencies, could go a long way in serving its purpose.

May 08, 2020

Time to Call Pakistan’s Bluff

In the last 20 months of his rule, Prime Minister Imran Khan has not only failed to solve his people’s problems but also has made the life of the common man miserable.

May 05, 2020

COVID-19 and New Age Technology

Humanity is much better equipped today to mitigate the loss in life and collateral economic damage resulting from a pandemic, as demonstrated through the deployment of new-age tools such as artificial intelligence, big data, machine learning, neural networks and internet of things.

May 01, 2020

Draft DPP 2020 - Legacy Issues in Offset Guidelines

It would be advisable to review the proposed offset guidelines keeping in view the feedback from the industry, especially the foreign vendors who carry the primary obligation to execute the offset contract, as also the legacy issues.

April 30, 2020

Individual Rights and Collective Good: A Historical Perspective

Any dichotomy between the individual rights of the people and the powers of the state has to be dealt with through a nuanced approach.

April 29, 2020

COVID-19 Pandemic: Impact on Africa

It is the need of the hour that India and the African countries collaborate to control the outbreak of the pandemic and to mitigate its long-term economic impact.

April 29, 2020

COVID-19: Impact on Left Wing Extremism in India

Although initially the Maoists suffered some setbacks due to the lockdown, their indulgence in violent incidents over the past one month indicates that they are exploiting the situation to have an upper hand vis-à-vis security forces.

April 28, 2020

COVID-19 and OPEC+ Deal

The prevailing environment has underlined the importance of a balanced market to the oil producers. India has been consistently reiterating the need for oil to be priced responsibly to ensure the stability of the oil market.

April 24, 2020

COVID-19 and India’s Defence Spending

The inevitable reprioritisation of the central government’s expenditure in the coming union budgets would affect the resource allocations particularly for big ministries like the MoD, which will be forced to realign their business practices.

April 24, 2020

Conflict in Yemen amid COVID-19 Pandemic

The abidance to ceasefire does not mean an end to the conflict, but it surely would work as a confidence-building measure, at least for now, to address the bigger challenge of

April 24, 2020